Critical Conversations Series

MSSA's Critical Conversations series is an ongoing platform for MSSA members to learn about and engage in social justice issues and current events.

Ally or Accomplice? How to Take Allyship to the Next Level
Tuesday, February 1
12:00 - 1:30 PM

Take a deeper dive into homophobia and transphobia and their impacts on the LGBTQ+ community. You will be asked to challenge your own assumptions and beliefs and move yourself forward from an ally to an accomplice in ensuring LGBTQ+ people have the same rights as heterosexuals and cisgender people.
Presenter: Jeni Kolstad, LICSW, Pride Counseling Services

CEUs: Attendees can earn up to 1.5 CEUs

$10 for MSSA members | $30 for nonmembers | FREE for MSSA student members

Registration deadline: 11:59 PM Sunday, January 30

Other details:
  • Registrants will receive a link to join the workshop one day prior to the event.
  • The session will be recorded and made available to all registrants after the event.

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Past Critical Conversations Events


Oppression and Interpersonal Violence: From Macro to Micro


Historical Trauma and Its Impact on the Brain
White Accountability in Action: From Intention to Impact
Book Club discussion: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Leaning into Difficult Conversations
History of Racism in Health and Human Services
The Intersection of Race, Discrimination, and Trauma
White Accountability: Unpacking and Dismantling the White Savior Complex
LGBTQ Issues in Providing Social Services
Book Club discussion: I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown


Confronting "Jane Crow:" Trauma, Oppression, and Abolition in the Child Protection System
Guiding Your Clients Toward Informed Choice in Times of Chaos

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